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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question 2 Extra Routers What To Do With??

I recently accuired 2 used (but in very good shape routers) from a family member, I already have 2 routers attached to tables and 1 routerr chucked up with sa round over bit. Does anybody have any ideas what I can use the extra 2 routers for?? Thanks
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 09:20 PM
 
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You could send one to Julie as a wedding present...
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Not a stealth neener is it?

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If you use the router workshop stuff you could set one up dedicated with the small base plate for mortises.


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There is something I want to do with my router and a second one would make it more possible.
That is to make a mounting plate to use it as an overhead router with an X-Y axis table underneath.
As reible said in another topic.
He has seen a mount that fits on a drill press so you can use the quill for the Z axis.
With practice (I was a tool room miller) it can be used to mill some interesting shapes for freehand carving etc.
Being able to move the table precise amounts when making jigs is a great bonus.
I used my mill during lunch breaks to make a jig over 15 years ago that is as accurate today as it was then and has been used endless times over the years.
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I've got more than 4 routers (more like 10), most are plunge routers and you'll always find a use. I have a Leigh dovetail jig, and I have 2 set up for that. I have a 3d duplicator, I leave one on that. When using multiple bits for a profile, I use different routers, leaving them set up. If something goes wrong, I can duplicate it without worry of miss adjusting something.

I do have a business so that makes a difference, but you'll find a use for them.
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Thanks for the info!! What kind of business do you have? I am a furniture maker at a local furniture shop.



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I've got more than 4 routers (more like 10), most are plunge routers and you'll always find a use. I have a Leigh dovetail jig, and I have 2 set up for that. I have a 3d duplicator, I leave one on that. When using multiple bits for a profile, I use different routers, leaving them set up. If something goes wrong, I can duplicate it without worry of miss adjusting something.

I do have a business so that makes a difference, but you'll find a use for them.
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If I had two extra routers, I'd put a 3/4" upcut spiral bit in one and a 3/8" roundover bit in the other. Those are my two most-used bits, and having them permanently mounted in routers would speed up my operation considerably.

Substitute your two favorite bits for mine.
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Most of the work I do is furniture restoration/repair. I do create some pieces and do some archetectural (spelling?) work for a couple of businesses. I also do a fair amount of work for some refinishing shops. Nice thing is I can leave something set up till the project is complete. Much quicker to rerun a piece without resetting up equipment and it's more accurate. Plus I may be working on multiple projects at the same time, so it's just easier.

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Thanks for the info!! What kind of business do you have? I am a furniture maker at a local furniture shop.
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Gosh, I'd love to have a router for every bit, like the guys on TV woodworking shows. Seriously though, if I had that problem, I'd dedicate a couple to my most used bits. I currently have what I feel are the 'magic three'. One good plunge, one small laminate trimmer, and a strong variable table router... Matt

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